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Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)

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New York beat cronies slumbering through Harry Smith, Burroughs and Ginsberg, University Columbia, Colombia, or the crazy is just what we need, not to "explain" tears in the fabric but to ... See full summary »

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New York beat cronies slumbering through Harry Smith, Burroughs and Ginsberg, University Columbia, Colombia, or the crazy is just what we need, not to "explain" tears in the fabric but to widen them with signs of solidarity that engage with the spiritual every day. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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It is mentioned in the liner notes of the 1992 soundtrack album Heretic: Jeux des Dames Cruelles by John Zorns group Naked City. It mentions this movie is "one of the greatest films of all time". See more »

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Hypnotic and magical.
3 February 1999 | by (Salt Lake City, UT USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this at a Harry Smith tribute in '93 at the Naropa Institute. I was blown away. This film is avant-guarde. The animation is mind boggling and the use of sound is unforgettable. You will find yourself looking at the world in a very different way after this film. It's very much like Paradjanov in the use of symbols and allegory. Watching Heaven & Earth is like being exposed to a magical universe. A world you've forgotten that you actually already know.


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